Saw his first action for the Owls during the 2008-09 season after transferring from the U.S. Naval Academy following his freshman season ... during three-year career with the Owls, played in 93 games ... started 56 contests at Rice ... in three-seasons scored 700 points as a Rice Owl ... averaged 7.5 points per game over three seasons ... also had 419 rebounds, 94 assists, 54 blocks and 32 steals ... with his 239 points scored as a freshman at Navy, finished his collegiate career with 939 points.
Averaged 5.6 points and 4.0 rebounds during senior season ... blocked 15 shots during the year, second on the team ... also had 24 assists from his position ... began the year with a 17-point game against St. Thomas, a season high ... had six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the game ... was 5-for-7 from the field and 7-for-9 from the line against the Celts ... scored eight points and matched a career high with nine rebounds against Saint Gregory's ... after starting five straight games, came off the bench to score seven points and grab eight rebounds in the Owls' 75-73 win over Lamar ... was 3-for-6 from the field against the Cardinals ... scored seven points, had two rebounds and two assists against UALR ... had a pair of double-figure scoring games while the Owls were in Las Vegas ... scored 11 points in a win over Stetson ... was 4-for-6 from the field, including 2-for-3 from three-point range and also finished with eight rebounds in the victory over the Hatters ... scored 12 points during a 5-for-10 shooting game against Oral Roberts ... scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Owls' win over TCU ... was 4-for-5 from the field and knocked down 4-of-6 free throws in the Owls' C-USA opener against Tulane ... drilled a key three-pointer which gave Rice a double-digit lead at UCF ... scored four points, had two rebounds and a steal in road win over the Knights in Orlando ... had two blocks to go along with nine points and three rebounds in the Owls' overtime win over Houston ... scored eight points, knocking down both of his three-point attempts in the Owls' game against SMU ... scored nine points, making 4-of-6 shots including a three-pointer in game at UAB ... also had five rebounds and two assists in Birmingham ... had seven rebounds to go with two points in the Owls' victory over Memphis ... also had two assists, a block and a steal against the Tigers ... in final game played in Tudor Fieldhouse, scored four points and had six rebounds against Tulsa on Senior Night ... concluded playing career with a six-point game against Tulsa in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Championship.
Averaged 8.8 points and 4.5 rebounds as a junior ... during the Rice Basketball Challenge had a big play to help the Owls beat South Alabama ... broke a 65-65 deadlock when he converted a three-point play with 42 seconds on the clock ... scored a career-high 23 points in a win over Furman ... was 9-for-15 from the field against the Paladins ... also 4-for-5 from the line and had a career-high nine rebounds in the game ... went on to have nine boards in three other games during the year ... in his first start of the year, scored 10 points against Texas ... scored 13 points (4-for-6 shooting and 5-for-6 at the line) on the road at Harvard ... was 5-for-9 from the field including a 2-for-4 performance from beyond the arc in a 14-point game against Santa Clara ... also had two steals and two assists in the game ... began league play with back-to-back, double-figure scoring games against Houston and at UCF ... finished with 10 points, knocking down a pair of three-pointers, and grabbing three rebounds against the Cougars ... scored 14 points in road game at UCF ... scored a team-high 18 points and had seven rebounds in game against Memphis ... was 6-for-12 from the field, knocking down 2-of-3 three-pointers against the Tigers ... in road win at East Carolina scored 18 points and had eight rebounds ... was 8-for-12 from the field ... knocked down a key three-pointer with just over a minute to play to give Rice a six-point lead against the Pirates ... scored 16 points and had three assists in overtime loss to Tulane ... scored 12 points to go along with nine rebounds against UAB ... was 6-for-7 from the field in road game at SMU, finishing with 13 points.
Started 27 games as a sophomore, averaging 8.3 points and a team-leading 5.0 rebounds ... led Rice in rebounding a team-high nine times during the season ... shot 47.7 percent from the field ... made 16-of-40 three-point attempts during the season (40 percent) ... also led the team with 22 blocked shots and his 46 assists from the post position ranked fourth on the team ... was in the tip-off circle for the Owls' first game played in Tudor Fieldhouse ... began his career at Rice with a 14-point, 3-rebound, 3-assist performance in the opener against Portland State ... was 5-for-7 from the field and made all four of his free throw attempts against the Vikings ... suffered a broken nose in the Lamar game and wore a protective mask for much of the season ... first game wearing the mask came at Texas where he scored seven points and had four rebounds in 22 minutes of play ... started the Owls' first 10 games then responded with nine rebounds off the bench against No. 4 Oklahoma ... also had six points and two steals against the Sooners ... registered a 10-point, seven-rebound effort at UALR ... was 4-for-5 from the field in road win in Little Rock.
In Conference USA opener at Tulane scored eight points, had seven rebounds and established a career high with three blocks ... after coming off the bench the previous five games, scored12 points and had five rebounds in the Owls' C-USA home opener against SMU ... started the final 17 games of the season ... registered career rebounding highs in two straight games ... had 10 boards in a late January win over East Carolina ... finished with a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double at Houston ... was 5-for-11 from the field, had two assists and a block in first meeting against the Cougars ... in overtime loss at East Carolina, scored a game-high 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting including a 4-for-6 shooting night from behind the three-point arc ... played a team-high 42 minutes against ECU ... registered second career double-double with a 20-point, 10-rebound effort in a loss to UTEP ... was 9-of-11 from the field, knocking down 2-of-3 three-pointers and also had an assist and a block against the Miners ... flushed the first of two dunks in the game on the Owls' opening possession en route to a 14-point, six-rebound game in the Owls' road win at UCF ... registered an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double in the Owls' homecourt loss to Houston ... was 7-of-16 from the field and knocked down 2-of-5 three-pointers against the Cougars ... scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds in a road loss at Marshall ... averaged just six points and four rebounds in the Owls' two games at the Conference USA Tournament.
Played in all 30 games with 29 starts ... named to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team ... ranked third on the team in scoring (8.0 ppg) and second in rebounding (3.9 rpg) ... also led the team in blocked shots (24), which was the most by a Navy freshman since David Robinson blocked 37 shots in 1984 ... connected on 35 percent of his 106 three-point attempts and shot 78.4 percent from the free throw line ... scored in double-figures eight times, including five of the first 10 games, and then three of the last seven games ... did not start on senior night against American, the only game of the year he didn't start.
Had a dominant season opener, setting the school record for a player appearing in his first career game with a season-high 17 points ... also grabbed a season-high eight rebounds, blocked a shot and did not have a charged turnover nor a foul in 36 minutes of play in a win over Loyola (Md.) ... late in the contest, with Navy nursing a one-point lead, hit a deep three-pointer as the shot clock was winding down, then blocked a shot on Loyola's next possession to preserve the four-point margin ... scored 16 points in 23 minutes in a win over Brown ... tallied 15 points in a win over Maryland-Eastern Shore ... dominated Army in the Star Game win, scoring 15 points (4-of-4 shooting, all threes) with a career-high four blocks ... two of the four blocks came on Army's first three shots ... tallied 12 points vs. NCAA Tournament qualifier, Penn, which was preceded by an 11-point, four-rebound showing against Howard ... the performances earned him Patriot League Rookie of the Week accolades ... scored 12 points and had seven rebounds against American ... that showing, coupled with a five-point game at Colgate, earned him his second Patriot League Rookie of the Week award ... scored 16 points with two rebounds and a block in a key road win at Lehigh ... an outstanding passer, dished out three assists against Lafayette, American and Holy Cross ... had a clutch performance against NJIT when he hit two three-pointers in overtime, including one with 1:08 to play to give Navy a 50-48 lead, blocked a last-second Highlander attempt in regulation and had a dunk with two minutes left in regulation to cut the NJIT lead to 44-42 ... recorded at least five rebounds in 10 games.
Friendswood High School
The 2006 Friendswood graduate lettered twice in basketball ... had an outstanding senior season, earning All-Galveston County and All-Gulf Coast Region honors as a senior ... named MVP of the New Caney Tournament ... earned all-tournament accolades at the Alvin Lion's Club Tournament and was the team MVP during his junior and senior years ... was 6-foot, 3-inches as a sophomore, but grew six inches over the next two years ... averaged 16.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 3.1 bpg as a senior.
Born Sept. 24, 1987 in Houston, Texas ... son of Edward and Kerry Stanton ... father played football at Louisiana State (1976-79) and sister, Kelly, played volleyball at Texas A&M ... Sport Management major.
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